sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Clash of the Titans at Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week
Clash of the Titans at Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week

'Team Vodafone Sailing flying - Airlie Beach Race Week 2011'    Airlie Beach Race Week media    Click Here to view large photo

On Friday August 10th the two fastest sailing boats in the southern hemisphere will clash in their first race series at the 23rd annual Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012.

Simon Hull’s red and white Team Vodafone Sailing, formerly French multihull legend Michel Desjoyeaux's Route du Rhum and Transat winning ORMA trimaran Geant, is back for her second Airlie Beach regatta.

Unbeaten in New Zealand, Team Vodafone powered in from New Caledonia last week after smashing the Auckland to Noumea race record by an amazing 20.5 hours. She is berthed in the Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach.

Team Vodafone will be lining up against Sean Langman’s Team Australia. In April Team Australia convincingly proved she is the fastest racing yacht in Australia, taking almost two and a half hours off the Brisbane to Gladstone race record.

Langman’s trimaran, also an Orma 60 (18.2 metres), is all pedigree. As Banque Populaire IV she set a 24 hour speed record for 667 nautical miles. She was campaigned by BMW Oracle and then by Alinghi as they prepared for the first multihull America’s Cup in Valencia.

Aucklander Simon Hull is excited about the coming battle.

‘We’ve both proven we are much faster than the fastest 100 foot monohulls, like the multi-times Sydney Hobart winner Wild Oats XI and we’ve both been setting records.

‘There is a big multihull fleet at Airlie Beach; looking at the entries with six weeks to go we could have 20 on the start line this year.

‘Last year we were not hitting the start line at 24 knots as we could have as we had been slowing down to the speed of the rest of the fleet then finding the gap and putting our foot to the floor.

‘It will be a little bit different having Sean there. We will both be pushing it harder.

‘We’ve lined up together just once before, in an unofficial Sydney Southport Race just between the two boats last year.

‘Sean had only just got the boat into the country and they were very much on a steep learning curve so we cleaned them up pretty convincingly, but her new Brisbane to Gladstone record showed he's got it pretty sorted.’

Sean Langman agreed. ‘We are in good shape. This is racing at another speed level. We’ve worked on the boat quite a bit since the Gladstone race. We are getting new foils and hopefully this will give us an extra edge.’

Simon Hull concluded ‘If Airlie Beach can turn it on like last year, we’ll have a nice 20 to 25 knot breeze during the passage races and pretty flat water.

‘Midwinter sailing, tee shirt weather, the two fastest boats in the southern hemisphere, beautiful conditions and beautiful scenery.

‘Bring it on!!

NOR and on-line entry available at Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au

Sean Langman’s Orma 60 Trimaran ’Team Australia’ -     Click Here to view large photo


by Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98893

4:03 AM Mon 25 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week Media Centre


Related News Stories:

12 Jul 2012  Jessica Watson sailing at Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012
28 Jun 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week to be spectacular on and off water
15 Jun 2012  Largest Airlie Beach Sporting event now with new Naming Rights sponsor
30 May 2012  Airlie Beach Race Week - First Performance Multihull entry
28 May 2012  Airlie Beach Race Week preview
14 May 2012  Stealthy, high-performance sports boat racing
24 Apr 2012  Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 – Enter online Now
10 Apr 2012  Airlie Beach Race Week -Team Vodafone and Team Australia head to head?
18 Aug 2011  Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 day 6 - Final showdown
17 Aug 2011  Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 5 - Whitsunday paradise
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT